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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 1

2005  Johan Santana loses – had won 17 straight over 2 seasons
2004  Barry Bonds sets MLB record by being intentionally walked 4 times in a game
2003  Detroit Tigers lose a double header – record now 3-23
2002  Trevor Hoffman gets his 321st save – MLB record most with one team
1992  Rickey Henderson gets his 1,000th steal
1991  Nolan Ryan pitches his 7th no hitter – oldest to do so at age 44
1991  Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brock’s career stolen base record with his 939th – ends with 1,406
1991  Darryl Strawberry of the Dodgers strikes out NL record 5 times
1988  Michael Jordan scores 55 against Cleveland in the playoffs – scored 50 the previous game – first back to back 50 point games in NBA playoff history
1980  Dallas is awarded a NBA franchise
1974  Doc Ellis of Pittsburgh hits 3 consecutive Reds batters in the 1st inning to set MLB record
1969  Don Wilson of Houston no hits the Reds – the Reds no hit Houston the day before
1925  17 year old Jimmie Foxx makes his MLB debut – career: .325 average, 534 Hrs, 1,922 RBI in 20 seasons

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 30

2002  Alex Rodriguez hits his 250th HR
2002  Angels beat Cleveland 21-2 – Angels had 22 hits                     
2000  Randy Johnson wins his 6th game of the month – only 3rd in MLB history to do so
2000  St. Louis Cardinals end the month with 55 HRs – most ever for April
1998  Texas Rangers score their 180th run of the month – record for April
1997  Tino Martinez of NY Yankees gets his 34th RBI of the month – MLB record for April
1988  Houston’s Sleepy Floyd (42) and Hakeem Olajuwon (41) become only the 2nd teammates in playoff history to score 40 or more points in a game
1986  Seattle loses to Boston 9-4 – they struck out 16 times – with the 20 from yesterday by Clemens the 36 sets MLB record
1974  Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox to tie MLB record
1971  Milwaukee Bucks led by Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar win the NBA championship
1970  Billy Williams of Cubs plays in his 1,000th straight game – 1st in NL to do so
1961  Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game
1961  Isiah Thomas is born
1958  Ted Williams gets his 1,000th extra base hit
1946  Bob Feller no hits NYY – 2nd of his career 3 no hitters

Saturday, April 27, 2013

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 29

2007  Troy Tulowitski of Colorado turns 13th unassisted triple play in MLB history
2006  Jonathon Papelbon gets his 10th save in 10 chances for the month
2006  Albert Pujols hits 14th HR for the month – MLB record
2005  300 game winner Greg Maddux beats 300 game winner Roger Clemens 3-2
1996  John Franco gets his 300th save – 1st lefthander to get 300 – got his 1st save  12 years ago
1990  Pat Riley gets his 100th NBA playoff coaching win – passes Red Auerbach (99) – in the same game Hakeem Olajuwon had 10 blocks to tie playoff record
1988  Baltimore beats White Sox 9-0 for their 1st win of the season – had lost 21 straight
1986  Roger Clemens sets MLB record with 20 strikeouts in the game – also tied AL record with 8 straight
1981  Steve Carlton of Philadelphia gets his 3,000th strikeout – ends with 4,136
1962  Minnesota beats Cleveland 7-3 – Twins had MLB record 6 solo HRs in the game
1962  Frank Thomas of the Mets is hit by a pitch twice in one inning – MLB record
1923  NYY sign 20 year old Lou Gehrig - $2,000 and $1,500 bonus

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 28

2007  Trevor Hoffman pitches his 803rd game for San Diego – record for most with one team
2001  Seattle sets MLB record with 20th win of the month
1998  Juan Gonzalez of Rangers gets his 36th RBI of the month – MLB record
1998  Tony Gwynn of Padres goes 5 for 5 in a win over the Cubs – 9th time he has gone 5 or more – only Ty Cobb (14) and Pete Rose (10) have more
1993  Jim Valvano died
1989  Rickey Henderson hits a leadoff HR – MLB record 36th time he has done so
1988  Baltimore Orioles lose their 21st straight game to start the season – set AL record – the 1961 Phillies lost 23
1985  NYY hire Billy Martin for the 4th time
1982  Pete Rose goes 5 for 5 – 9th time he has done so
1975  Bill Russell inducted into NBA Hall of Fame – 14,522 points, 21,620 rebounds, 4,100 assists, 5 time MVP, 11 time NBA champion, 2 NCAA championships, Olympic gold medal winner
1961  40 year old Warren Spahn no hits San Francisco
1956  Frank Robinson hits his 1st HR – ends with 586

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 27

2003  NY Mets lose a double header to Arizona – set MLB record with 27 strikeouts in the 2 games – also made 8 errors
2003  Kevin Millwood of Philadelphia no hits San Francisco 1-0
2002  Derek Lowe of Red Sox no hits Tampa Bay 10-0 – first no hitter at Fenway Park since 1965
2000  Jose Lima of Houston gives up 4 HRs in the 1st inning vs. Cubs – ties MLB record for an inning
1999  Rickey Henderson steals his 1,300th base – ends with 1,406
1998  Tim Duncan named NBA Rookie of the Year – 21.1 points, 11.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.51 blocks
1996  Barry Bonds hits his 300th HR – only 4th player with 300 HRs and 300 steals – Willie Mays, Andre Dawson and his father Bobby
1994  Joe Carter of Toronto sets MLB record with his 30th RBI of the month – will end the month with 31
1993  Tim Wakefield of Pittsburgh beats the Braves 6-2 in 11 innings – he threw 172 pitches
1987  Red Sox Don Baylor gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,135
1983  Nolan Ryan gets his 3,509th strikeout – passes Walter Johnson to become #1 all time – ends with 5,714 - Johnson’s record had stood for 56 years
1971  Hank Aaron hits his 600th HR – joins Ruth and Mays
1969  Harmon Killebrew hits his 400th HR – ends career with 573
1950  Red Auerbach named coach of the Boston Celtics
1947  “Babe Ruth Day” is celebrated in every major league baseball park in the country

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